LiCore AC’s April reading list

The work we’re doing at LiCore AC to expand solar energy technology in Mexico is necessarily experimental. In addition to dramatic regulatory shifts, advancements in technology and culture make for a dynamic and often unpredictable work environment. The end result: our staff spends a good deal of time keeping up with the latest trends and…

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Solución para el control de escenarios de falla provocados por la penetración masiva de generación distribuida renovable

Por Jorge Moreno | LiCore AC Si el control de los escenarios de falla provocados por la penetración masiva de generación distribuida renovable se pasa al punto común de conexión (PCC) entre las plantas de generación, las cargas y la red, el reto tecnológico quedaría a cargo de los inversores fotovoltaicos. Actualmente los inversores fotovoltaicos…

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Ensuring gender equity in renewable energy

By Paolo Cisneros | LiCore AC For most of us, renewable energy doesn’t fit neatly into our mental conception of big business. Since we so often talk about it in the context of climate change mitigation, we’re much more likely to associate solar panels with natural landscapes than b­oard rooms. But that ladder image —…

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Problemáticas de la penetración masiva de generación distribuida renovable

Por Jorge Moreno | LiCore AC La reciente liberación y reestructuración del sector eléctrico en México ha conducido a un nuevo escenario que ha cambiando el modelo técnico y económico del mercado eléctrico. Como consecuencia se ha aumentado drásticamente la penetración de energías renovables, entre las cuales destaca la tecnología solar fotovoltaica por presentar el…

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Environmental justice and LiCore AC

By Paolo Cisneros | LiCore AC There was a time not long ago when many people assumed renewable energy would never be economically competitive with fossil fuels. Solar panels and wind turbines were nice ideas, the thinking went, but they couldn’t replace the coal-fired power plants that had driven the development of a global middle…

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What are “smart grids” and why do they matter?

By Paolo Cisneros | LiCore AC Imagine living in Mexico City and having to travel to New York City on business. Now imagine having to do it using late 19th Century transportation infrastructure. Instead of a five hour flight, you’re suddenly faced with primitive roads, inflexible rail schedules, glacial travel speeds and lengthy stopovers on…

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LiCore hosts solar energy workshop for Ucareo high schoolers

By Sigrunn W. Solbakk | LiCore AC As part of its ongoing effort to build community enthusiasm for solar power in Ucareo, Michoacán, LiCore staffers hosted renewable energy workshops for students at the local high school, Colegio de Bachilleres, last week. We arrived early in the morning on a beautiful fall day. Their green campus was…

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Introducing Cooperen: Renewable Energy and Environmental Justice for a Stronger, More Resilient Mexico

By Paolo Cisneros | LiCore AC   There’s an adage that journalism professors have taught their students for decades:   If your mother says she loves you, check it out.   As simple as it sounds, this saying gets at something deeper than the need for factual accuracy. It reminds reporters that the ideas they take…

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